I have been thinking about it and I was wondering if there is single verb (or maybe a phrase) in English which can describe the attribution of legal rights to someone. Is there a specific verb used to express it?

Thanks in advance!

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  • You will have to be more precise. To whom are you "attributing legal rights", to what end and for what reason? Is it a good thing or a bad thing? From whose perspective? What is the exact context? What is the register? What is your example sentence? – RegDwigнt May 18 '15 at 10:18
  • "attribution" is unclear. Are you asking for a verb that means "to assert that someone has a legal right"? – TRomano May 18 '15 at 11:09

One common expression is to be entitled:

  • qualified for by right according to law; "we are all entitled to equal protection under the law"

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